Small Heroes - Big Adventure!
Marty knew it was going to be a strange morning. But she had no idea that her life was about to change forever—or possibly end. As her troubles compound, Marty learns the Castle of Light has fallen to a rogue Blue Witch and her monstrous Lutabeast army. With everyone’s fate hanging in the balance, Marty is thrust into an unexpected and dangerous adventure. Her only companion? Roger Ruzo—the unlikeliest of friends.
Only one thing’s for sure. If she can’t overcome her fears and learn to believe in herself, then it’ll all be for nothing. She’ll surely fall to the perils and doubt that taunt her and Ruzo along their journey.
The first book in the Marty series, Marty is the classic family book that’s entertaining for all ages. Join Marty and Ruzo on an adventure that will tickle the funny bone, tug at the heartstrings and spark the imagination.
Plot: This fast-paced adventure is easy to follow and will be appreciated by even the most reluctant readers; words of wisdom dotted throughout hold the plot together and help it come full circle. The author does not stray from carefully chosen themes of friendship and courage.
Prose/Style: Easy to read and written for a younger audience, the narrative flows well and would make a good read aloud for Intermediate readers; vivid images and descriptions bring the characters and action to life.
Originality: The use of animals as the characters is not a new idea; however, this makes it more fun to read and adds to the fantasy. The author has ended with the potential for more adventures for these friends.
Character Development/Execution: Witty and charming characters will keep readers entertained, and the conversation and interaction among them feels organic and charming.
Blurb: Funny and high-spirited characters and adventure will entertain younger readers; even the reluctant ones will find themselves laughing out loud and wanting to read more.
Date Submitted: April 02, 2021